There is a lot going on in the parish these days with Confirmations and Easter preparations and the like. Just last weekend you may have noticed that some new signs were installed outside the church, at the corner of Greendale and Great Plain, as well as at the entrance to the parking lot and in front of the rectory. Hopefully these new signs will help people to find our church and offices and help them to see that St. Bart’s is alive and well. As of the date of my writing this, we are also expecting the new speakers for the carillon system to be installed today (the day of my writing this). Hopefully by the time you read this, the bells of St. Bart’s will be up and running again. Shortly after Easter, we also hope to have new doors to the church installed. The ones that we have are very old and have been repaired beyond the point of repair.
I also want to bring to your attention that I recently became aware of some people receiving fraudulent emails appearing to be from me. I think the distribution of these was minimal and I think I have figured out how the sender chose to whom to send them. At any rate, the emails have my name in the “From” heading, but the email address associated with it is ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. The subject line says, “Many blessings,” and the email says that I need a favor from you and asks you to email me. I’m aware that something similar happened recently to Fr. David Michael over at St. Joseph’s as well. Please be aware of any suspicious emails such as this. I would never send such an email to you.